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Old 29-08-2012, 18:23   #1
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counting my portlights before they hatch

hello all,

i'm contemplating the installation of a stainless opening portlight on the forward edge of the cabin trunk (for lack of a better description). most boats have some sort of hatch forward of the mast that is mounted horizontally on the deck top. my mount would be vertical facing the bow. i've not seen this on any boat in our marina and was wondering why. the obvious issue would be a total drenching of the v-berth if it were left open in large seas while under way. other than that i see no reason not to let in the light and the breeze. thoughts?
thanks in advance -rob
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Old 29-08-2012, 18:33   #2
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Re: counting my portlights before they hatch

small round forward facing port holes are quite common on wooden boats here in europe.

just be sure the glass is the correct quality/thickness,and the seals are good as they are prone to leak
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